Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Lover and a Fighter

In the United States, the image of "Justice" is often depicted as being blind and holding a balance in her hands. Man's concept of righteousness is not always God's concept of righteousness. God's eyes are open and He watches over us concerning all that we do. There is nothing hidden from Him. Our expressions through movement may appear righteous to people, but if they are not upright before the Lord, then they are performed in vain.

We must always remember that if we love Him and keep His commandments, He is just to deliver us from the traps of the enemy. We can be confident, knowing that the foundation on which we stand will never be dismantled or fail us. Although we must couple works with faith, we can rest assured knowing that everything is in the Lord's hands.

In the dance ministry, it is also important to present a balanced perspective of the Lord. He is a lover and a fighter concerning what belongs to Him. If all of our song selections are about love, people may forget that He is also a Mighty Warrior, Strong Tower, and Avenger. If all of our songs are about warfare and struggles, then people may not remember that He is a Victorious Delivering Waymaker. If we function as representatives of the Kingdom on earth, let us make sure to present the message in a way that conveys the magnitude of the God we serve.

Exodus 14:14 (NKJV)
The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

Deuteronomy 3:22 (NKJV)
You must not fear them, for the LORD your God Himself fights for you.’

Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)
The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Romans 5:8 (NKJV)
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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